Leaders from throughout the flexible and printed electronics field report on some of the interesting products.
Dave Savastano, Editor03.09.15
The market for flexible and printed electronics (PE) spans a wide assortment of industries, from sensors to wearables, displays to photovoltaics and more. The goal has been to develop products that reach the mainstream market. There are notable successes like medical sensors – most notably glucose strips – which have become a billion dollar business.
There are plenty of new products heading from the labs to pilot production and commercialization, and in talking with industry leaders throughout the value chain, there are quite a few new applications that stand out.
“Printed electronics is an enabler for wearable technology,” said IDTechEx CEO Raghu Das. “An example on the market includes the baby monitoring system using ECM ink sold by Babies R Us, the TempTraq announcement from Blue Spark, the heated and sound-based jacket shown at our event by Teiimo and new materials enabling this, e.g. from DuPont MCM.”
The iilation Jacket
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